Young Adult

Staff Pick: Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

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There are knights, dragons, ray-guns, and lines like: “unhand that science!” What more could you ask for? Nimona opens with simple yet funny chapters about a shapeshifting girl with aspirations of villainy and gradually escalates (in both art and story) into a sweeping narrative exploring corruption, identity, betrayal, and forgiveness. Dedicated “To all the Monster girls,” and featuring a titular character who is both monster and girl (or perhaps neither) Nimona is a poignant must-read for all ages.

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Staff Pick: The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne Valente

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An often overlooked novel, this is the charming tale of September, a young girl who catches a lift to Fairyland on the Green Wind. Valente uses all the tropes of traditional fairytales, but a heady dose of wit and irony makes the story at once subversive and enchanting for readers of all ages.

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